Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Kindergarten/First Grade
Second/Third Grade

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists.


  • Fall School Registration - August 4 will be our all school registration to drop off paperwork. This is different than in the past and this procedure will help Carol and Christine be sure they have all the State Board of Education requirements before the start of school. It will run from 10-2 and 4-7 on August 4. If you will be on vacation, you can turn in the paperwork AFTER that date but not before. Thank you!

Farewell Breakfast

May 30, 2015

Due to the rainy weather, our annual Farewell Breakfast Picnic was held indoors this year. It was great enjoying delicious food and visiting with our Mulberry friends one last time before the end of the school year. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

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Field Day Fun

Field Day is fun at Mulberry School! Thank you to all the parents, extended families, and staff who made this day a success. And special thanks to the Luallen family for heading up our Mulberry-style Wacky Olympics of 2015!

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New Board of Directors

May 13, 2015

Congratulations to our new Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school year, who were just voted in at last night’s Parent Meeting.

President: Dirk Shannabarger
Director of Facilities:
Scott Barth
Director of Communications:
Brad Sheese
Director of Marketing:
Megan Carter
Director of Finances:
Sheila Snyder
Director of Technology:
Tony Kerr
Cooperative Liaison:
Melissa Blickem

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